glucokinase

noun
glu·​co·​ki·​nase | \ ˌglü-kō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce glucokinase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Definition of glucokinase

: a hexokinase found especially in the liver that catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose

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Recent Examples on the Web Two months ago, the glucokinase activator cleared its Phase 3 clinical trial, bringing the therapy closer to a market approval by the end of the year. Jonathan Chan, STAT, "STAT China: Two more Hong Kong IPO filings, and Beijing’s latest drug price cuts," 25 Aug. 2020

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Glucokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucokinase. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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glucokinase

noun
glu·​co·​ki·​nase | \ -ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce glucokinase (audio) \

Medical Definition of glucokinase

: a hexokinase found especially in the liver that catalyzes the phosphorylation of glucose in metabolic processes

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